This year started out with Humane Society of the United States hiring signature gathers who lied to the people about what they were signing. Then Gov. Strickland and Ohio Farm Bureau handed Ohio’s animal owners over to HSUS in a backroom deal.
Now we have a new governor, and we need new leadership at the Farm Bureau — leaders with a backbone not like the spineless ones we have the now.
I feel the current leaders who sold us out don’t get a second chance to do it again. We need leaders that will stand up for this state’s No. 1 employer — agriculture.
Leaders who do not bow to the president of an out-of-state animal rights group.
We in Ohio need men and women who are not afraid to stand up and not give up our right to private business.
Farming is a private business. Without animals our business is gone.
The new governor has appointed a new director in the Department of Agriculture. He has spoke up against the animal rights group saying they have no place in Ohio.
We need to let the new governor know that Ohio has good laws already, we don’t need more.
The animal rights people say animals run wild in towns and cities across Ohio. They lie; we have to have a license for all native animals and a USDA license for non-native animals.
Animal rights groups want to shut down our livestock sale barns. This year they have attacked the poultry, veal, pork, exotic and the dog breeders.
The commodity leaders joined forces with them. Why?
If we don’t make changes in this state and take a stand, the animal rights groups will walk all over us.
The sad thing is that Ohio Farm Bureau is helping them. Why in Ohio would the OFBF be a part of the shutting down of family farms? Why would its leaders sell out Ohio family farmers?
Why would they feel a need to make friends with the enemy? Can Ohio family farmers take a chance they will make the same mistake?
Ohio Farm Bureau has made backroom deals, they did July 30.
Can we, as hard working Ohio farmers, trust leaders that lead us down the wrong path? A path that they paved just for HSUS.
We were handed over in July without knowing until http://www.humanewatch.org and Ohio Association of Animal Owners let us know.
The people of Ohio let Ted Strickland know how they felt. Now is the time for Ohio to let the Ohio Farm Bureau know. If we don’t, we will have the animal rights people in our barns with their cameras.
Ohio attorney general’s office states they can in the name of animal rights, but I forgot, he was voted out also.
With a change at the statehouse, we now need a change at Nationwide Plaza. Clean house with new Ohio Farm Bureau leaders. Ohio needs to restore its backbone. We have already started, let’s keep it up.
Don’t support a group that doesn’t support Ohio family farmers or Ohio animal owners.